Monday, July 30, 2012

100 Quilts for Kids

You've all heard about 100 Quilts for Kids, right? 100 Quilts for Kids is an annual charity quilt drive co-hosted by Katie Blakesley of Swim, Bike, Quilt and the DC Modern Quilt Guild.  The idea is simple: 

Make a quilt or 2. Donate it to a child in need, locally if you can.

Enjoy a blog hop that runs from July 2-September 25, 2012, complete with inspiration and mini prizes. 

Join in on a 100 Quilts for Kids Quilt Along (Kick-off post on July 15 at Swim, Bike, Quilt)

Have a chance to win great prizes from sponsors, including Moda, Fat Quarter Shop, Westwood Acres, Rowan , Free Spirit, and Ty Pennington Impressions, among others that will shortly be announced.

Spread the word to family and friends!

Smile, knowing you used your skills for good. 

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For my stop on the 100 Quilts for Kids, I wanted to share with you my most recent tutorial for an improv log cabin quilt. You can find the entire tutorial with step-by-step instructions on the Riley Blake blog

For my quilt, I used fabrics from the brand new line Willow by Riley Blake, but I think this quilt would look amazing in so many different other colors and patterns too. Personally, I'd like to make it in some solids, with lots of different pops of colors. 

This project is great to use for a charity quilt because it comes together really quickly. It's one of those patterns where you can just start creating blocks, one at a time, almost mindlessly, and they look great, really no matter what fabrics you use. You can use any of your favorite fabrics, and it's also a great way to use up scraps. If you choose to use the same fabric for the last tier of the blocks, like I did, you don't even need to worry about sashing or borders. Just put the finished blocks together and you're done with the top!

Thanks Katie for inviting me to be part of the 100 Quilts for Kids blog hop. Be sure to stop by all of the other participants as well!

July 2: Lynne @ Lily’s Quilts

July 16: Lee @ Freshly Pieced

July 23: Katy @ Monkey Do
Erin @ Sewing Summit

July 30: Dana @ Old Red Barn Co
Heather @ Olive & Ollie

August 6: Jessica @ Twin Fibers
Holly @ Bijou Lovely

August 13: Leigh @ Leedle Deedle Quilts
Heather & Megan @ Quiltstory 

August 20: Melissa @ Happy Quilting 

August 27: Jeni @ In Color Order
Miranda @ One Little Minute

September 3: Ellen @ The Long Thread 
Faith @ Fresh Lemons Quilts

September 10: Elizabeth @ Oh, Frannson!
Anne Marie @ Gen X Quilters

September 17 Cheryl @ Dining Room Empire
Jane @ Quilt Jane

September 24: Angela @ Moda Home Mom
September 25: Sara @ Sew Sweetness

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